Boston Herald's Scores

  • TV
For 700 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average TV Show review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 The Office (UK): Season 2
Lowest review score: 0 One Tree Hill: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 376
  2. Negative: 0 out of 376
376 tv reviews
  1. For those looking for yet another quality show for their Sunday nights, Low Winter Sun soars high.
  2. Broadchurch answers your summer prayers for top-notch drama.
  3. TV Land's first original sitcom is the surprise of the summer, a sparkling, breezy comedy, in no small part due to the casting of this year's It Girl, 88-year-old Betty White as a cantankerous caretaker.
  4. Mad Men is off to one crazy-good start.
  5. If there's a nighttime soap any better, I haven't seen it.
  6. The first two hours are marked by surprising twists and betrayals. TV's most cunning series is back in session.
  7. Will The Event turn out to be another "FlashForward" or the next "Lost"? I'm betting cautiously on the latter.
  8. A serial killer, a state execution, slapstick involving a baby--Fox's new Raising Hope is deliciously demented and easily the funniest new show of fall.
  9. Go ahead and give this little show a chance. To paraphrase Coach Taylor's refrain: Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can't lose this show. [5 Oct 2007, p.e23]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    TV's best fashion reality show continues to reveal what made the first season so rich. This time around, there's more legitimate design talent, a more relaxed Heidi Klum and plus-size egos galore. [7 Dec 2005]
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  10. You'll worry the Big Apple will swallow them up. Mostly, you'll wonder how Breaking Amish will turn next.
  11. The character Lorne Malvo (Billy Bob Thornton) might remind you of Leland Gaunt of Stephen King’s “Needful Things”: He knows just what words to drop to create mayhem. Freeman is outstanding as the little guy whose one moment of rage has far-reaching consequences.
  12. Tyrant is the most engrossing new show of the summer.... Gordon’s razor-sharp timing, a skill honed on “24,” serves Tyrant well.
  13. "Brooklyn Bridge" may be too delicate and heartfelt to survive amongst its colder, more cynical competition. But it deserves a decent chance. Shows this good don't come along very often. [26 Sep 1991]
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  14. The three-week, six-hour miniseries introduces a colorful, international cast of characters who live and breathe to create one moment of perfection under the limelight.
  15. Louis-Dreyfus won Emmys for both "Seinfeld" and "The New Adventures of Old Chrstine," and seems the best candidate to win another for her work here.
  16. This is no CBS crime procedural, and viewers deserve the chance to delve into this smart mystery for themselves.
  17. There’s such a richness of story and character here, and the visual and sound people do some great work cranking up the creep factor.
  18. Game remains one of the more challenging shows to follow, but one of the most rewarding.
  19. Gamble and Hoggart are credited as “per­formers” on the show and are also writers­ for the series, and their ability to ad-lib and play with anyone and every­one they come in contact with is a joy to watch, proof you can say almost anything to anyone, no matter how outrageous, so long as you maintain an air of innocence. Or stu­pidity.
  20. The show has acting and comedic talents.... The only problem? Too many people won’t “get” it. For those who do, however, it will be love at first sight.
  21. This is the best ensemble of any show anywhere, and watching these gifted actors bounce off each other is a joy. Damages proves capable hands can craft a thriller for TV.
  22. The most endearing, functional dysfunctional family in all of TV gets off to multiple good starts in the new season of Showtime's The United States of Tara.
  23. For all its reptilian quirkiness, there is some maximum enjoyment here. [4 Aug 1998, p.34]
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  24. Mad Men is back with another ridiculously addictive season.
  25. Written well and delicately plotted, this new WB drama has staying power. You will want to know what happens to our heroine with the Botticelli visage. [29 Sept 1998, p.45]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Alan Ball, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of "American Beauty," has done something wonderfully unusual. He has written a tremendously life-affirming drama about death. [3 June 2001, p.43]
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  26. Alias is one of those rare action dramas where all the elements - plot, characters, production design, costumes, soundtrack and performances - come together to form one perfect hour of television. [30 Sept 2001, p.56]
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  27. A devilishly discerning comedy. [17 Sept 1996, p.39]
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  28. Nip/Tuck is unabashed in its portrayal of the flawed ways people conduct the private sides of their lives and how the professional bleeds over in unexpected ways. [21 June 2004, p.43]
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